Altiplano & Gaucho Wanderer

La Paz - Buenos Aires

21 days through Bolivia, Argentina, Chile
FROM: $1630 USD + 800 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Basic Hotel 5 nights
Comfortable Hotel 4 nights
Wild Camp 2 nights
Multishare Hostel 2 nights
Camping 7 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 11, Dinners x 9
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZZB
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

From Bolivia's high Altiplano to the heart of Argentina's grasslands, this trip takes you through some of South America's most beautiful landscapes. Most stunning of all is the dramatic expanse of the salt plains of Salar de Uyuni and we will cross the Altiplano along remote, seldom travelled routes, criss-crossing wild plateaux studded with volcanoes and lakes full of flamingos; it is truly spectacular. Bolivia was the economic engine of the Spanish empire and nowhere more so than the historic city of Potosi with its giant silver and tin mines and the political centre of La Paz. We descend from the Andes into Chile's Atacama Desert, to visit the atmospheric town of San Pedro before crossing the Andes again and heading into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful colonial city of Salta. Argentina's route 40 is truly spectacular cutting through remote red mountains beset with vine covered valleys. No trip to Argentina is complete without getting under the skin of Gaucho life and we have a unique Estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch. To cap it all off we have time to explore the cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires.

Explore the witches market & the dizzy heights of the world's highest capital city, La Paz
Day trip on the surreal Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats
Visit the Uyuni train graveyard
2 day crossing of the desolate and surreal Altiplano
Star gaze in the Moon Valley at San Pedro de Atacama
Take the cable car for a spectacular view of Salta
Spectacular drive down Route 40 to see Quebrada de las Conchas
2 nights to visit vineyards in Cafayate
Walk around the ruins of Quilmes
3 night stay in a traditional isolated Argentian estancia with the Gauchos

Off the beaten track adventure, through remote wilderness; a mix of high altitude Andean crossings, with Argentinean local life. Plenty of urban exploration (Salta, Buenos Aires, Mendoza) and time to explore magnificent scenery. Horse riding and easy walks, not physically challenging.

Take jeeps out onto the dazzling Uyuni Salt Flats

Take the epic journey across the Altiplano - an incredible high-altitude adventure through a surreal desert landscape taking in bizarre rock formations and stunning lakes

Explore the dramatic landscape of the Moon Valley

Visit the impressive rock formations of 'El Amphiteatro' and 'La Garganta del Diablo' en route through the primeval landscape of the Quebrada de las Conchas

Visit the Quilmes ruins

Day 1 - La Paz (24th June 2020)

Border information: if you are joining in La Paz, you will most likely enter Bolivia at La Paz El Alto International Airport (IATA code: LPB).

Welcome to La Paz, Bolivia's seat of government and the highest administrative capital in the world! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in La Paz before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring La Paz.

A note on altitude: If you are joining in La Paz, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise.


Accommodation: Basic Hotel


Day 2 - La Paz (25th June 2020)
Day 3 - Potosi (26th June 2020)
Day 4 - Uyuni (27th June 2020)
Day 5 - Uyuni (28th June 2020)
Day 6 - Altiplano (29th June 2020)
Day 7 - San Pedro de Atacama (30th June 2020)
Day 8 - San Pedro de Atacama (1st July 2020)
Day 9 - Purmamarca (2nd July 2020)
Day 10 - Salta (3rd July 2020)
Day 11 - Salta (4th July 2020)
Day 12 - En route (5th July 2020)
Day 13 - Cafayate (6th July 2020)
Day 14 - Cafayate (7th July 2020)
Day 15 - Recreo (8th July 2020)
Day 16 - Estancia (9th July 2020)
Day 17 - Estancia (10th July 2020)
Day 18 - Estancia (11th July 2020)
Day 19 - Buenos Aires (12th July 2020)
Day 20 - Buenos Aires (13th July 2020)
Day 21 - Buenos Aires - End Date (14th July 2020)

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24 Jun 20 La Paz
14 Jul 20 Buenos Aires
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